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The Siberian Candidate


Episode 68 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast takes a look at new revelations surrounding Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, how Democrats should respond to the Trump presidency, and the possibility that Joe Biden might mount a White House run in 2020.

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Election Confection

Episode 61 of “The More Perfect Union” podcasts looks at the final hours before election day, as the hosts declare who they are voting for, make their election day predictions, and offer a National Saxophone Day serenade to American voters.

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Pandora’s Inbox: The Death of Privacy

Do you know what the biggest issue of this presidential campaign has been, even though it has gone totally unmentioned?

Privacy.

We live in a time where nothing is private anymore. Whatever you write in an email is subject to out-of-context microscopic scrutiny, even if it was illegally stolen.

Whatever you say on a hot mic is public fare, even if you didn’t know the mic was recording.

Whatever weird sexual proclivities you are guilty of in private are now the baseline for your public reputation.

Whatever the estranged husband of your work associate has done to humiliate himself, it’s now your humiliation by extension.

You are not just guilty of your sins. You are guilty of everyone’s who emails you, talks to you, or knows someone who has.

If it’s in your spam box, you will be judged on it.

Welcome to 2016. Continue reading Pandora’s Inbox: The Death of Privacy

An Election Intervention

National elections used to be a celebration of all that is good in America. When I was young, election day was a civic state holiday – something to be revered and looked forward to. This year, it’s a morbid finish line of doomed relief, like doctor-assisted suicide. Just get it over with and put us out of our misery.

Even in the bitter disappointment of watching Al Gore concede after the SCOTUS decision ending the 2000 recount, I remember being proud of how he handled it and of our electoral process. This year, there seems to be very little to celebrate.

Sure, there will be some pockets of pride when either the first female president or the ultimate change agent make their victory speech. But that will do little to heal the giant rift of resentment left from the most senselessly brutal battle since Gettysburg. Continue reading An Election Intervention

Trump Goes Nuclear

In this episode of the “More Perfect Union” podcast, co-hosts Kevin Kelton, D.J. McGuire and Greg Matusak analyze the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, and the guys respond to Trump’s claim that controversial Billy Bush audio clip was nothing but “locker room banter.”

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Episode 19: Palin Blooms as Bloomberg Looms


Segments:

Michael Bloomberg considers a possible run

Ted Cruz’s college roommate takes to Twitter

The Des Moines Register endorses Rubio and Clinton

Sarah Palin enters the fray

The O’Malley factor in Iowa